In the past, Hong Kong has been an enigma for me. I wanted so much to like it — that place of Sino-Colonial influences, a melting pot of culture if ever there was one. A bustling, thriving city where the juxtaposition of old and new is omnipresent and the streets are filled with the clatter and clamor of millions. But my first two visits had been lackluster for reasons I couldn’t really figure out, and now I found myself in Hong Kong a third time, hoping for a different experience. If there’s one thing which can make me love a city, it’s food, and Hong Kong has that in abundance. So, on Alisha’s first day in the city, I figured we’d try eating dim sum in Hong Kong.
The drama, the charm and the beauty of Hong Kong is all here — just as is its breathless energy.” – Nury Vittachi
Our destination was Tim Ho Wan, located in Olympian City and the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant. As such, it’s usually packed out, and Anson, Alisha and I had to wait on the sidewalk before we were allowed inside. As we sat down, we glanced around at the oddly Western-looking interior and raised our eyebrows, but a few good sniffs dispelled any doubts as to the worthiness of the place. We were hungry, and Tim Ho Wan smelled fantastic.